Course Title: Use Advanced Features of Computer Applications

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5168

Course Title: Use Advanced Features of Computer Applications

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Joe Bird

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4708

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

What is this course about?
This involves the following key elements:

*    Manipulate data
    Use of advanced features, data transferral/translation, use of templates & macros, shortcuts, preparation & presentation of data as working linked sets of individual files.
*    Access support resources
    Online help, Product manuals & training resources, knowledge bases / user groups / forums, noting & logging of issues, problem analysis & resolution, how to seek help - technical support.
*    Configure the computing environment
    Enhancing machine performance, installation & configuration of systems according to need, physical environment, OHS criteria, specific vendor product requirements

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITU126A Use advanced features of computer applications


Access and use support resources

Configure the computing environment

Manipulate data

Learning Outcomes

Not applicable

Overview of Assessment

Assessment  for this course is primarily undertaken through the following:

1    Class based practical and theoretical exercises/assessments
2    Project work undertaken in the computer lab.
3    Evaluation of practical portfolio & written submissions